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bug #40067: [PATCH] configure.ac: look for prefixed ar

Submitter:  Benedikt Morbach <bmorbach>
Submitted:  Thu 19 Sep 2013 12:31:32 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  Compilation Failure Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.5.11 Fixed Release:  4.5.12
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Fri 20 Sep 2013 06:54:43 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I've applied your patch as a "tiny change".  That is, a change which is small enough not to need a copyright assignment.   I needed to modify your patch to include an update to the ChangeLog file, though.

I also made a similar change for ranlib, and I attach both patches to this bug.

(file #29184, file #29185)

James Youngman <jay>
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Thu 19 Sep 2013 12:31:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

Cross compilation fails if you only have a host-prefixed 'ar'
This patch fixes that.

Look for '${host}-ar' as set by AC_CANONICAL_HOST before looking for the unprefixed 'ar'.
This is useful when cross-compiling when all your binutils are prefixed.

I used AC_CHECK_TOOLS instead of AC_CHECK_TOOL, since autoconf docs say that the former calls AC_SUBST.

Benedikt Morbach <bmorbach>


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    Follow 9 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-09-24 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.5.12
    2013-09-20 jay Attached File- Added 0001-configure.ac-look-for-prefixed-ar.patch, #29184
        Attached File- Added 0002-Check-for-prefixed-versions-of-ranlib-too.patch, #29185
        Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
        Item GroupNone Compilation Failure
        StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone jay
    2013-09-19 bmorbach Attached File- Added findutils-4.5.11-look-for-prefixed-ar.patch, #29177

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